Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude: New Orleans Niche Mommy 12 Conference Edition!

What I am grateful for:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Britax! -  I had no idea when I embarked on an Ambassadorship with @SafeConBritax that it would lead to many so new adventures! It started with a trip to Britax Headquarters, and now the opportunity to attend the Niche Mommy Blogging Conference during it's inaugural year! I loved the idea of becoming a Britax Ambassador from the very begining, because they put child safety first. I know the majority of my readers are moms. Moms from many different walks of life, but the common denominator for all moms is wanting your child to be safe. And that is Britax's goal, it's their mission. And the small way I get to be a part of that journey has been more rewarding than I ever could have anticipated. I'm grateful to be part of the program! I'm also grateful that this program has given me the opportunity to host giveaways for you so you can experience first hand just how wonderful Britax products really are! This has been my favorite Brand Ambassadorship by far, and I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The Team! - Britax sent 4 of their ambassadors to New Orleans to experience the Niche Mommy 2012 conference, they also hosted a Coffee and Chat afternoon break session where great prizes were given away and we got to assist and answer questions fellow attendees had about Britax products and what it's like being a Brand Ambassador and a part of their Latina Advisory Board and Hispanic Social Media Outreach Program. Britax was an official Conference Sponsor and attendees got the opportunity to see products up close and personal and win fantastic prizes! Congrats to all the winners! By the way 2 winners were MEN! Go Britax!

Here are some photos of the team in action:

I dubbed us 'The Britax Angels' You know, like 'Charlies Angels' except in this case our 'Charlie' is Britax! - from Left to Right: Vanessa from @DeSuMama - http://www.desumama.com/, ME! Tracy from @Ascending1 - http://www.ascendingbutterfly.com, Yadira from @ClubdeDiosas - http://clubdelasdiosas.com, Joscelyn from @InnovativeTalk  - http://www.mamiinnovativemedia.com/, and Divina from @DancingHotdogs http://www.dancinghotdogs.com/
These ladies certainly made 'work' FUN! :)
Oops! This angel had her eyes closed! Why is it that Camera Flash always makes me blink? Don't you just love our matching Britax T-shirts?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The Roosevelt New Orleans - The Roosevelt New Orleans is a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and I can't begin to thank them enough, the service was impeccable, the food was totally amazing, and there is no detail left to the imagination! The staff was super friendly and welcoming and I can't wait to go back! Their turn down service with super comfy robe and chocolates on the pillow was a fantastic touch. The folks at Niche Mommy did a wonderful job and selected just the right hotel and venue for this conference!

Here are some pics:
The Roosevelt New Orleans - A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Picture of my room! This was room 1003 in Tower 1 of The Roosevelt!

Lobby of The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

Did you know that the majority of conference attendees are bloggers who have been blogging well over 2 years? This conference certainly gave 'Veteran Bloggers' as well as 'newbies' a great way to come together to learn not just from the panelists, but each other!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - BlogHer! - If it hadn't been for BlogHer which is where I met Nadia, the Founder of the @NicheMommy #nichmommy12 conference, I wouldn't have even heard about the conference until much later on, I am so glad I had the chance to meet her during BlogHer. Nadia is truly down to the earth, and she definitely made it look easy but I know first hand just how difficult the details are when putting a together conference, and she covered every detail amazingly well!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Travel! - I love to travel and hadn't visited New Orleans before, this was amazing opportunity to attend a great conference during it's kickoff year, and explore an amazing city! I can't wait to share more of where I visited and what I saw, I will do so across a series of Wordless Wednesday posts! And I am so excited that the Niche Mommy Conference will be held in New Orleans again next year! There are so many amazing sites I didn't get to see this time around!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - New Friends! - I met some amazing people during this conference that truly made my experience so much richer!

**Sending a special prayer to all the local NOLA bloggers I met this weekend and for the entire city of New Orleans as Isaac is about to hit during the 7th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, please join me in sending prayers and positive thoughts to the people of New Orleans, Florida and all in the eye of the storm!**

This past week has given me so much to be grateful for, so much new knowledge, new ideas and new inspiration, I feel I've come home *renewed* and with a renewed sense of passion for what it is I do best!

I actually took over 250 pictures, and it will take awhile to sort and watermark them, but I've already started my pinterest board for the conference and included the pictures used in this post, you will see more photos on that board in the coming weeks!  (Bloggers that attended Niche Mommy and want to use any of the photos should feel free, please be sure to credit Ascending Butterfly and link to us! And if you are also open to sharing your Niche Mommy photos, please post the link to them  here!)

What are YOU most grateful for this week Butterfly?

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Giveaways will be back very soon, including our two favorite regular features that took a mini-hiatus this summer, The Featured Handbag in the Spotlight, and our Monthly Book Club! And look for a fun Britax Giveaway which I will post very SOON!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:
For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:

Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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FTC Disclosure: Journal Recommendation uses an Amazon Affiliate Link. Questions about our Disclosure?  I am a member of the Britax Latina Advisory Board and Hispanic Social Outreach Blogger Campaign via Mami Innovative Media, being part of this ambassadorship does come with copensation and incentives, however my opinions are 100% my own. I am not required to share my experiences about the Niche Mommy Conference or New Orleans, nor am I being compensated to do so. I did enjoy the conference and the City and am happy to share my experiences!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great conference and I'm glad that you got to be a part of it. New Orleans is a great city, one of my favorites indeed.